The tenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF 10) will assess the overall progress made on the implementation of the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests and achievement of its four Global Objectives on Forests. The theme for UNFF 10 is forests and economic development. Agenda items will include: forest products and services; national forest programmes and other sectoral policies and strategies; reducing risks and impacts of disasters; and benefits of forests and trees to urban communities.
dates: 8-19 April 2013 location: Istanbul, Turkey
Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with financial support from Japan, the Netherlands and Cameroon, this Francophone workshop aims to build national capacities for the preparation and timely submission of the fifth national report under the CBD, in particular for analyzing the status and trends of biodiversity, the development of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs), and progress towards achieving the Aichi targets and related national targets.
dates: 15-19 April 2013 location: Yaounde, Cameroon
The eleventh session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 11) is scheduled to convene from 15-19 April 2013. Regional meetings preparatory to CRIC 11 are expected to convene prior to the event. The third Special Session of the Committee of Science and Technology (CST S-3) and the 2nd UNCCD Scientific Conference will convene immediately before CRIC 11, also in Bonn, Germany.
dates: 15-19 April 2013 location: Bonn, Germany
The Regional Workshop on Promoting International Collaboration to Facilitate Preparation, Submission and Implementation of NAMAs will be held from 16-19 April 2013 in Maseru, Lesotho. The meeting will aim at facilitating the preparation, submission and implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in Africa.
dates: 16-19 April 2013 location: Maseru, Lesotho
The second session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is taking place from 17-19 April 2013. The session is expected to discuss conceptualizing the SDGs and the SDG process and poverty eradication.
dates: 17-19 April 2013 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, US